Artist info

Genre

Pop, Roots


Sounds like

The Cat Empire, The Bamboos, Sharon Jones and the Dapkings


band members

Megan Crocombe - Vocals, Lachlan Bell - Guitar, Nick Hunter - Piano, Steve Fischer - Drums, B.J Perry - Bass, Sean McKenzie - Saxophone/electronics, Ben Byrne - Saxophone, Evyn Arnfield - Trumpet, Andy Ball - Saxophone


Influences

Tower of Power, The Cat Empire, Jamiroqui


Unearthed artists we like

The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, Boss Cats


Bio

His Merry Men are a 10-piece party machine from Brisbane led by the powerful vocals of front woman, Megan Crocombe. With roots heavily grounded in funk n soul, His Merry Men add flavours of surf rock, hip hop and jazz for an all out dance party experience. Hailed as Brisbane’s latest darlings of funk His Merry Men take cues from legends such as Tower of Power, James Brown, Aretha Franklin and recent successes such as Mark Ronson, The Bamboos and The Cat Empire.

Review

Review by Zan Rowe Zan Rowe

15 Apr 2014

Triple J
30

I gotta say, I realised that Ruth is not a very rock n' roll name to sing along to. But then the ruthless bit came on and it all makes sense. Peppy horns, some nice guitar shredding thrown in, strong vocal performance again. Sounding solid.

I gotta say, I realised that Ruth is not a very rock n' roll name to sing along to. But then the ruthless bit came on and it all makes sense. Peppy horns, some nice guitar shredding thrown in, strong vocal performance again. Sounding solid.

Review

Reviewed by Zan Rowe Zan Rowe

20 Nov 2013

Triple J
30

Big and brassy, in instrumentation and vocals. Fun song.

Big and brassy, in instrumentation and vocals. Fun song.